Monday, November 15, 2010

US Air Force Memorial

I photographed to US Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA for a personal project.  Architect: Pei Freed Cobb.

Day time.

Detail of one of the spires.

Detail of the glass wall featuring the "Missing Man Formation".  It took a while to get the camera positioned just right to get this composition with the memorial in the background.

Detail of the Air Force Honor Guard Statue.

Items left at the memorial.  On the left is a group photo from WWII.  On the right are letters from current school children thanking the Air Force.

Night time.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

2010 Marine Corps Marathon

The start of the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon.  Note the Marine size starter pistol, a 105mm howitzer.

Marine Corps photographer getting a great angle of the race.

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.) the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps and current Chairman of the Semper Fi Fund.

Helping hand.  Marine taking care of one of his own.

Nearing the finish line.

The winner of the handcycle wheel chair race with police escort.

On 31 October 2010 I volunteered my photography services to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to photograph members of the Semper Fi Fund Team participating in the 10k, marathon and handcycle-wheelchair races.  The Semper Fi Fund provides assistance and opportunities to Marines wounded in combat and their families. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Alexandria Art League October 2010

The October 2010 Alexandria Art League Gallery show theme was "Dinner Party".  My entry "Dressing for Dinner" was juried into the show.

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The image was taken in Tilghman Island, MD of a charter fishing boat crewman cleaning the catch of Striped Bass.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Basket Case

Who says you can't photograph animals with large format?  I saw this cat in Iwakuni, Japan, taking a nap in the bicycle's basket and thought it would make an interesting picture.  I only had my 4x5 with me, and knew with a shot like this, it's now or never.

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I set up my Toyo 45AII on my tripod around a corner as not to disturb the cat.  I quickly took a spot meter reading, set the lens to the exposure and readied a film back loaded with Fuji NPS sheet film.  Picked up the camera and set it down, looked though the ground glass, framed the image and checked focus with my loupe.  Loaded the film holder, pulled the dark slide and took the shoot.  This took less than 30 seconds which is very fast for large format.

The cat never woke up.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alexandria Art League, June 2010

My image of the polo player at Great Meadow Polo in Great Meadow, VA title "The Attack" was juried into the June 2010 all media show at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA.

While my specialty is architecture, I enjoy equine photography in my spare time.  The fast paced grace is really an enjoyable change from the more static discipline of architecture.

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